This workflow schedules snapshots as local backups without backing up to S3 or a native replication peer on the same schedule. However, you can opt to combine a local backup schedule with either S3 backup or with native replication:
To configure scheduled snapshots for local backup:
Create a protection policy. See Managing Protected Paths.
A protection policy specifies a starting time and a frequency for taking snapshots. It also specifies how long to retain snapshots on the cluster.
Create a protected path. See Managing Protected Paths.
The protected path defines a data path to capture in a snapshot and performs the replication according to a specified protection policy. A protected path is activated on creation.